Gassett Family History

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Gassett Name Meaning

Respelling of Swiss French Gasset or French Gassette, topographic name for someone who lived in a muddy location, from a variant of gache ‘pool’, ‘puddle’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bassett, Massett, Gasser, Baskett, Dossett, Gavette, Hazlett, Basnett

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Gassett Family Origin

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Gassett Family Occupations

What did your Gassett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gassett. 14% of Gassett men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Gassett women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gassett were Operator and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    4%
  • Operator
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Waitress
    5%
  • Teacher
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gassett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gassett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gassett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 383 immigration records available for the last name Gassett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gassett. For the veterans among your Gassett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gassett Life Expectancy

What is the average Gassett lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gassett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gassett in 1953 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gassett

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